"RAGTIME: THE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE"
July 17 & 18
Keating Center for Performing Arts
Tickets are discounted to $25 through July 4th, and reservations are in advance only to streamline check-in.
Learn More about the Ballet:
This unique ballet is based upon the novel, Ragtime, by E.L. Doctorow; it has been adapted and choreographed by Robert Poe. Set in early 1900s New York, it follows primary characters among three groupings of people through their interactions and altercations with each other. While told through a narrative over 100 years old, you'll find that the central themes of immigration, racial barriers, police brutality and women's effort to find their voices and be heard are still just as relevant today. This uniquely American story is a work of historical fiction and is considered to be "one of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century". The ballet's music selection includes a range of American and European classical composers like William Grant Still, Aaron Copeland, Robert Nathaniel Dett, Claude Debussy and others. Ballet 314 Company Dancers are thrilled to have guest artists from across St Louis joining us in this true Celebration of Local Talent Within our Community.
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